Only three years ago a young singer with a silken soft and dreamy voice touched the hearts of music lovers with songs like Call of the Search and Nine Million Bicycles. Since then not a day has passed without Katie Melua on the radio. Her music fits many tastes because her intimate songs, with universal themes such as love, happiness and separation, cannot really be categorized in one genre. Folk, blues and pop have influenced both her debut CD and the follow-up album Piece by Piece. The intimate austerity in the instrumental and vocal arrangements is striking. In a short period of time Melua has developed an attractive, characteristic style. The CD sales are enormous. The singer was born in Batumi - in Georgia, former USSR. After that she lived in Moscow, Belfast and at the age of fourteen she moved with her family to London. It was at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology where she was discovered by the British songwriter Mike Batt. Melua currently works on her third album.